2. Achieve our aims by…
• Providing personalised, challenging and enjoyable learning
• Making learning an integral part of the the child’s stay in hospital
• Fostering the values of friendship and determination
• Supporting, nurturing and valuing families
• Preparing and empowering pupils for the future
• Being innovative
Understand of individual starting points
Involve child, parent, carers, school, LA, Health in agreeing
Enable child, wherever possible, to return to school with
Realistic challenge & guidance for academic achievement whilst
Support for transition back to home schools/LAs
Educational advice for families
Families want us to communicate with clinical teams
Easy & clear admission –know we exist!
4. School Ready ??
There's regular debate about what "school ready" actually
have strong social skills
can cope emotionally with being separated from their
are relatively independent in their own personal care
have a curiosity about the world and a desire to learn.
5. Don’t Worry !!
Your child does not need to be able to read or write or do
sums before they start school. Children start school with a
wide range of abilities and their teacher will be skilled at
helping children progress at their own level.
What’s most important is that you and your child have fun
together in those preschool months and years – sharing
stories, singing songs, playing games and talking about
anything and everything.
Your influence matters…
6. quality and consistency in all early years settings
a secure foundation for all children for good progress
through school and life
partnerships between different practitioners
partnerships between parents or carers and
equality of opportunity for all children
EYFS aims to provide….
7. Emotional Well Being
The early years have a huge role to play in creating a
foundation for mental health in the future.
Childcare professionals play a vital role in supporting
children to develop the emotional and social skills that
will serve them throughout their lives.
8. Areas of Learning & Development
Communication & language
Personal, social & emotional
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
9. • playing and exploring -
children investigate and
experience things, and ‘have
• active learning - children
concentrate and keep on
trying if they encounter
difficulties, and enjoy
• creating and thinking
critically - children have
and develop their own ideas,
make links between ideas,
and develop strategies for
The Three characteristics of
effective teaching and learning are:
14. The School Environment
‘early years education’
a safe, hygienic environment
plenty of of good quality toys, equipment and resources and
lots of opportunities for play and learning, inside and out
structured days and an organised, well managed setting
nutritious food and enjoyable, sociable mealtimes
positive interactions - plenty of praise, encouragement and
parents fully involved and consulted in their children's care.
18. Teaching on the ward
• Children aged 2-4 years old
• Children who will be an inpatient for 2
or more weeks
• Daily 45 minute lessons with a key
• Lessons are planned to follow the
particular interests of the child
• Constant observation & assessments
made to ensure progress
• Resources used/made to comply with
infection control guidelines